blend

verb
\ ˈblend How to pronounce blend (audio) \
blended also blent\ ˈblent How to pronounce blent (audio) \; blending

Definition of blend

 (Entry 1 of 2)

transitive verb

1 : mix especially : to combine or associate so that the separate constituents or the line of demarcation cannot be distinguished
2 : to prepare by thoroughly intermingling different varieties or grades

intransitive verb

1a : to mingle intimately or unobtrusively
b : to combine into an integrated whole
2 : to produce a harmonious effect

blend

noun

Definition of blend (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : something produced by blending: such as
a : a product prepared by blending
b : a word (such as brunch) produced by combining other words or parts of words
2 : a group of two or more consecutive consonants that begin a syllable

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Other Words from blend

Verb

blendable \ ˈblen-​də-​bəl How to pronounce blendable (audio) \ adjective

Choose the Right Synonym for blend

Verb

mix, mingle, commingle, blend, merge, coalesce, amalgamate, fuse mean to combine into a more or less uniform whole. mix may or may not imply loss of each element's identity. mix the salad greens mix a drink mingle usually suggests that the elements are still somewhat distinguishable or separately active. fear mingled with anticipation in my mind commingle implies a closer or more thorough mingling. a sense of duty commingled with a fierce pride drove her blend implies that the elements as such disappear in the resulting mixture. blended several teas to create a balanced flavor merge suggests a combining in which one or more elements are lost in the whole. in his mind reality and fantasy merged coalesce implies an affinity in the merging elements and usually a resulting organic unity. telling details that coalesce into a striking portrait amalgamate implies the forming of a close union without complete loss of individual identities. refugees who were readily amalgamated into the community fuse stresses oneness and indissolubility of the resulting product. a building in which modernism and classicism are fused

Examples of blend in a Sentence

Verb

The music blends traditional and modern melodies. She blends psychology and crime in her new novel.

Noun

a blend of cream and eggs a blend of traditional and modern melodies
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Translation: When applied and blended just so, blushes can give you a light, lit-from-within glow. Glamour, "This Charlotte Tilbury Blush and Highlighter Duo Gives the Most Natural Glow," 5 Apr. 2019 For the Bedford lifestyle, which is based on Martha's primary residence, expect to see a thoughtful curation of comfortable decor that embraces a neutral color palette, where the outdoors blends with the indoors, and function is as valuable as form. Lucia Tonelli, ELLE Decor, "You Can Now Live Like Martha Stewart With Her New Lifestyle Lines," 21 Mar. 2019 In the large bowl of an electric mixer, beat butter, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt on low speed 1 minute or until well blended. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Spring Animal Cupcakes," 7 Mar. 2019 The buttons on the four corners of the duvet effectively snap the top sheet and top cover together, seamlessly blending the two so they don't get separated during your (hopefully) soundless eight hours of sleep. Elizabeth Gulino, House Beautiful, "These Top Sheets Snap to Your Duvet, So You Never Get Tangled Up in Bed Again," 22 Feb. 2019 Chef Roberto Gatto of Cip’s Club at Venice’s Cipriani Hotel blends the ingredients together, then freezes the mixture just long enough to solidify it. Aleksandra Crapanzano, WSJ, "Part Cocktail, Part Dessert, Pure Sunshine," 21 Mar. 2019 But what's even more beautiful than J. Lo's new rock is the way the World of Dance judge and former New York Yankee chose to blend their families together, even before the proposal. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "A Rare Look at How Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez Parent Their Children Together," 11 Mar. 2019 Add Lemonade Craze to the outer corner and use a crease brush dipped in Sweet Tea to soften and blend the shadow together. Eden Univer, Seventeen, "4 Lemonade-Inspired Eyeshadow Looks from the Summer's Sweetest Palette," 16 July 2018 Sotelo’s poems tend to blend together, partly thanks to her fondness for I-statements. Daisy Fried, New York Times, "Sex, Death, Suffering and Surrealism, in New Books of Poetry," 6 July 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Starting in January, there will be a line of spice blends and sauces called Steasoning by Ghetto Gastro, additional content across multiple platforms, a kitchenware collection named Triple Beam Dream and Ogun, a knife line. Howie Kahn, WSJ, "Ghetto Gastro Opens Labyrinth 1.1, Their New HQ in the Bronx," 7 Jan. 2019 The cigars are a blend of Dominican and Nicaraguan tobacco, and a box of 20 retails for $260, Brennan said. Laney Ruckstuhl, BostonGlobe.com, "Big Papi visits Raynham to promote smoky new side business," 20 June 2018 All options feature a sweat-wicking polyester/spandex blend, and all sell for under $40. Ruqaya Izzidien, Outside Online, "Fatimah Hussein Is America's Sports Hijab Pioneer," 6 June 2018 Like Starrr’s last Floral Realness collection, this one includes four pigmented and blend-able eye shadows. Shannon Barbour, The Cut, "Who’s Ready for ‘Sandy Crotch’ Eye Shadow?," 31 May 2018 About: Founded by Camdon Richardson in 2015, the line of SoLA products includes an array of organic seasoning blends and infused oils. Molly Kimball, NOLA.com, "2018 Eat Local Challenge: No need to go hardcore to dig in," 22 May 2018 The Goo Goo Cluster Latte is a delightful blend of rich espresso and steamed milk combined with caramel, milk chocolate, peanut and nougat flavors. Perri Ormont Blumberg, Southern Living, "Cracker Barrel's New Drink Is a Southerner's Dream Come True," 16 May 2018 His clothes were a curious blend of cowboy boots, western-cut pants, blue blazer (with a Channel 7 lapel pin) and bow tie. Scott Harrison, latimes.com, "From the Archives: Meteorologist 'Dr. George' Fischbeck," 11 May 2018 Her resume's blend of fashion campaigns and philanthropy work is beyond impressive, but the recent listing her NYC apartment has us all praising her interior design taste too. Elizabeth Gulino, House Beautiful, "Karlie Kloss and Joshua Kushner Are Selling Their $7 Million NYC Apartment," 4 Mar. 2019

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First Known Use of blend

Verb

14th century, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

Noun

1883, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for blend

Verb

Middle English, probably from Old Norse blend-, present stem of blanda to mix; akin to Old English blandan to mix, Lithuanian blandus impure, cloudy

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More Definitions for blend

blend

verb

English Language Learners Definition of blend

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: to mix (things) thoroughly and usually with good results
: to exist together as a combination

blend

noun

English Language Learners Definition of blend (Entry 2 of 2)

: something produced by mixing or combining different things

blend

verb
\ ˈblend How to pronounce blend (audio) \
blended; blending

Kids Definition of blend

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : to mix so completely that the separate things mixed cannot be told apart
2 : to exist agreeably with each other She chose soft colors that blend well.
blend in
: to look like part of something He tried to blend in with the group.

blend

noun

Kids Definition of blend (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : a thorough mixture : a product made by blending
2 : a word formed by combining parts of two or more other words so that they overlap The word “smog” is a blend of “smoke” and “fog.”

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